1950s music

# 305 - 1951: Music and Headlines


59:13 minutes (54.22 MB)

# 296 - 1959: Music and Headlines


2:00:16 minutes (110.11 MB)

1959...
Castro takes over Cuba. Alaska and Hawaii enter Statehood. NASA introduces the Mercury Seven. Bonanza becomes the first regular TV series to air in color. Three of Rock and Roll's finest rising stars are killed in a plane crash on "The Day The Music Died". Nixon and Khruschev have the first Big Table at the Kitchen Table.

Making their debuts in 1959: The Grammy Awards, Pantyhose, Motown Records, The St. Lawrence Seaway, BIC Ballpoint Pen, the 50-Star American Flag, and Barbie (and Ken)

Here at home, City Council President Westlake defeats Mayor Sensenbrenner in the November Mayoral Election. The Columbus Citizen and Ohio State Journal merge into one as The Columbus Citizen-Journal. Kingsdale Shopping Center is built on 38 acres of land in Upper Arlington. A flood sweeps through Ohio in January. Michael DiSalle is sworn in as Ohio's Governor.

GRAMMYS (Held for the Very First Time):
Record/Song of the Year: "Volare" (Domenico Modugno)
Album of the Year: Soundtrack from Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini)

OSCARS (for 1958 films):
Best Picture: Gigi (a perfect 9-for-9)
Best Actor: David Niven, Separate Tables
Best Actress: Susan Hayward, I Want to Live!
Best Supporting Actor: Burl Ives, The Big Country
Best Supporting Actress: Wendy Hiller, Separate Tables
Best Director: Vincente Minnelli, Gigi
Best Original Song: "Gigi" (by Lerner & Loewe)

EMMY AWARDS:

SPORTS CHAMPIONS:
NCAA Basketball: Cal-Berkeley Golden Bears
NCAA Football: Syracuse Orangemen
Big Ten Football: Wisconsin Badgers
NFL: Baltimore Colts
NBA: Boston Celtics (this was the very first Celtics/Lakers NBA Finals, and the ONLY one when the Lakers were still in Minnesota)
Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens
World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers (first World Series since moving from Brooklyn)
The Game: Michigan

TONY AWARDS:
Best Play -
Best Musical - Redhead

LINKS:
1959 Facts - https://molinehigh1959.webs.com/1959.htm

# 256: 1954: Music and Headlines


59:56 minutes (54.88 MB)

1954....
McCarthyism reaches its boiling point.
The Vietnam War begins.
Brown vs. Board of Education.

At home, The Ohio State won the National Championship in College Football. The Cleveland Browns were NFL Champions.

Rock and roll was born.

# 255: 1958: Music and Headlines


59:50 minutes (54.78 MB)

# 231: 1952 - Music & Headlines


58:56 minutes (53.96 MB)

Tonight on the show, the Music and Headlines of 1952. America liked Ike. America also loved Lucy. Tonight, the soundtrack of 1952.

LINKS:
http://www.pop-culture.us/Annual/1952.html
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1952.html
http://www.angelfire.com/md2/timewarp/1952.html
http://www.babyboomers.com/1952
https://www.popculturemadness.com/PCM/1952/1952-fun-facts-trivia-history/

# 218: 1957: Music & Headlines


59:21 minutes (54.35 MB)

Tonight on the time machine, we're headed back to 1957...
Sputnik launches...
Central High in Little Rock is desegregated...
The Suez Crisis ends...
The Viet Cong attack South Vietnam...
The Avian Flu hits...
Duvalier takes control of Haiti...

In Sports:
The B*ckeyes share the College Football National Championship with Auburn; B*ckeye Coach Woody Hayes is named AP Coach of the Year
The Milwaukee Braves beat the New York Yankees in the World Series
The Detroit Lions win the NFL Championship
North Carolina wins the NCAA Tournament
The Boston Celtics win the NBA Championship
The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup
Althea Gibson becomes the first African-American woman to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Tennis Open
Jim Brown, running back out of Syracuse is drafted by the Cleveland Browns, where he would eventually become the NFL all-time leading rusher in his nine NFL seasons (from 1965 to 1984)

Emmys (for 1957 Calendar Year, presented in 1958): https://www.infoplease.com/arts-entertainment/emmyr-awards/1957-emmy-awards
Oscars (for 1956 films): https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/1957
Tonys (for 1957): http://www.tonyawards.com/en_US/history/ceremonies/200909151253044806754...
(The Grammys did not exist until 1959. However, in this show, a couple of songs that were nominated for the inaugural Grammy Awards, are played on tonight's show.)

LINKS:
http://pop-culture.us/Annual/1957.html
History Central: http://www.historycentral.com/20th/1957.html
The People's History: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1957.html

# 182: 1956 - Music and Headlines


58:30 minutes (53.58 MB)

Tonight on the show, we head back in the time machine to 1956.

SONG LIST:
Theme from Giant - Dimitri Tiomkin
Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley
Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter
Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
Que Sera Sera - Doris Day
True Love - Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
Lisbon Antigua - Nelson Riddle
On The Street Where You Live - Vic Damone
Standing On The Corner - The Four Lads
The Flying Saucer - Buchanan & Goodman
Come Go With Me - The Del-Vikings
Allegheny Moon - Patti Page
Moonglow/Theme from Picnic - George Cates
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
The Wayward Wind - Gogi Grant
Rock Island Line - Lonnie Donergan
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
The March of the Siamese Children - 20th Century Fox Orchestra/The King & I

LINKS:
http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1956.html
http://pop-culture.us/Annual/1956.html
http://fiftiesweb.com/pop/sports-1956/
http://www.mrpopculture.com/1956

# 154: 1955 - Music (& Headlines)


59:12 minutes (54.22 MB)

Tonight on the show, we're traveling back to 1955, with some of the songs from that year.

SONG LIST:
"Rock Around the Clock" - Bill Haley and the Comets
"Only You" - The Platters
"Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" - Perez Prado
"Wake the Town and Tell The People" - Les Baxter
"Autumn Leaves" - Roger Williams
"Mr. Sandman" - The Chordettes
"Love and Marriage" - Dinah Shore
"Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" - The Four Aces
"The Rock and Roll Waltz" - Kay Starr
"Sixteen Tons" - Tennessee Ernie Ford
"Unchained Melody" - Al Hibbler
"The Ballad of Davy Crockett" - Bill Hayes
"The Man With The Golden Arm" - Richard Maltby
"Sincerely" - The McGuire Sisters
"Earth Angel" - The Penguins
"I'm A Man" - Bo Diddley
"Blue Star (Theme from 'Medic')" - Victor Young
"Yellow Rose of Texas" - Stan Freberg
"Whatever Lola Wants" - Les Baxter
"Melody of Love" - Billy Vaughn

1955, The People's History: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1955.html
1955 in Television: http://fifties1950s.com/1955tv.htm
1955 Tidbits: http://thepeoplehistory.blogspot.com/2007/10/air-pollution-control-act.html
1955 in Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/libbyandbbonnie/the-year-1955/
1955 from Info "NOT A SOURCE" Please: http://www.infoplease.com/year/1955.html

1955 Promo (July 20)


0:31 minutes (483.31 KB)

Promo for July 20th "The DJBC Happy Hour"

# 139: The DJBC Valentine's Sock Hop Happy Hour


59:24 minutes (54.39 MB)

Tonight, it's Love Songs from the 1950s, just in time for Valentine's Day. Grab your guy or gal, and dance with him/her for the next hour.

SONG LIST:
"Chanson D'Amour" - Art & Dotty Todd (1959)
"Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" - Jimmie Rodgers (1957)
"Little Darlin'" - The Diamonds (1957)
"The Twelfth of Never" - Johnny Mathis (1957)
"True Love Ways" - Buddy Holly (1959)
"Sugartime" - The McGuire Sisters (1958)
"The Rock and Roll Waltz" - Kay Starr (1955)
"I'm Falling In Love Again" - Jimmie Rodgers (1958)
"Everybody Loves a Lover" - Doris Day (1958)
"My Truly, Truly Fair" - Guy Mitchell (1951)
"April Love" - Pat Boone (1957)
"Only You (And You Alone)" - The Platters (1955)
"Be My Love" - Mario Lanza (1951)
"Love Me Tender" - Elvis Presley (1956)
"Mona Lisa" - Carl Mann (1959) - cover of "Mona Lisa" (Nat King Cole, 1950)
"To Know Him, Is To Love Him" - The Teddy Bears (1958)
"I Only Have Eyes For You" - The Flamingos (1959)
"Melody of Love" - Billy Vaughn (1955)

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